Etymology
Advertisement

sabbat (n.)

"witches' sabbath," a midnight meeting supposed to have been held annually by demons, sorcerers, and witches under the leadership of Satan, to celebrate their orgies, 1650s, a special application of the French form of Sabbath (q.v.).

Others are reading

Advertisement
Advertisement
Definitions of sabbat

sabbat (n.)
a midnight meeting of witches to practice witchcraft and sorcery; in the Middle Ages it was supposed to be a demonic orgy;
Synonyms: witches' Sabbath
From wordnet.princeton.edu